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Niddrie house fire brought under control quickly

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19 Aug 2019
Firefighters have stopped the spread of a fire which took hold of a house in Niddrie just after 5pm.

Almost 30 firefighters were called to the Hotham Street address after several Triple Zero (000) callers reported a fire behind a shopping centre.

Initial crews arrived to find the back of a weatherboard property had been fully engulfed in flames and was threatening the neighbouring home.

Firefighters in breathing apparatus conducted an internal search of the property and aggressively fought the blaze to bring it under control within 24 minutes.

Firefighters set up hose lines to protect the neighbouring home from exposure. Their efforts ensured the fire did not spread.  

Firefighters have enacted safety procedures due to the presence of asbestos at the site.

At this stage it’s not yet known what caused the fire to start, however investigations will commence once the fire is completely extinguished and the scene has been made safe.

At the height of the blaze there were seven firefighting appliances in attendance including an aerial and a rescue appliance, in addition to Command units.

MFB is being supported at the scene by Victoria Police and Ambulance Victoria.

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